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Plant Breeding/ Molecular Genetics

Research in the lab.Graduate students in Plant Breeding/Molecular Genetics conduct research ranging from applied plant breeding projects emphasizing breeding procedures and methodologies to molecular genetic projects doing biotechnology, genetic engineering, and genomic research in agronomic and horticultural crops. These research projects give students the opportunity to integrate the latest developments in the laboratory with applications in the field to reach the overarching goal of developing new germplasm that will improve the sustainability of our food and fiber systems.

Plant Breeding/Molecular Genetics track curriculum (.pdf)

ProfessorExpertiseEmail
James A. AndersonWheat breeding and geneticsander319@umn.edu
Neil AndersonFlower breeding & genetics, preventing invasiveness, reproductive barriersander044@umn.edu
Rex BernardoQuantitative genetics and maize breedingbernardo@umn.edu
Nancy J. EhlkeForage legumes and turfgrass breeding and geneticsnancy@umn.edu
David F. GarvinWheat genetics and genomicsgarvi007@umn.edu
Stan C. HokansonBreeding and genetics of woody landscape plantshokan017@umn.edu
JoAnn F. LambAlfalfa genetics and breedinglambx002@umn.edu
James J. LubyBreeding and genetics of fruit cropslubyx001@umn.edu
Thomas E. MichaelsBreeding and genetics of common beanmichaels@umn.edu
Peter L. MorrellComputational biologypmorrell@umn.edu
Gary J. MuehlbauerMolecular genetics of barley and wheatmuehl003@umn.edu
James H. OrfSoybean genetics and breedingorfxx001@umn.edu
Brian SteffensonDisease resistance in cereal cropsbsteffen@umn.edu
Ruth G. ShawEvolutionary quantitative genetics; plant population biologyshawx016@umn.edu
Alan G. SmithMolecular physiology of flower and pollen developmentsmith022@umn.edu
Kevin P. SmithBarley genetics and breedingsmith376@umn.edu
Robert M. StuparLegume Molecular Geneticsstup0004@umn.edu
Christian ThillPotato breeding and cytogeneticsthill005@umn.edu
Carroll P. VanceFunctional genomics of nitrogen fixation and phosphorus stress in legumesvance004@umn.edu
Eric WatkinsTurfgrass breeding and geneticsewatkins@umn.edu
Nevin D. YoungPlant comparative genomics and bioinformaticsneviny@umn.edu

Specializations

Agronomy/Agroecology

Horticultural Science

Plant Breeding/Molecular Genetics

Applied Plant Sciences

 

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